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Leafs give Jackets the blues

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
TORONTO (Ticker) -- The Air Canada Centre is a state-of-the-art arena. The Toronto Maple Leafs took another step toward spending more time there.

Alexander Mogilny had a goal and an assist and Corey Schwab made 29 saves as the Maple Leafs dominated the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-1, in their final home game of the regular season.

Toronto moved two points ahead of Ottawa for the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference and home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Both teams have three games remaining.

With the Leafs holding a 2-0 lead, Mogilny controlled the puck behind the Blue Jackets' net. After seeing no other option, he tried to stuff the puck on a wraparound. Goaltender Ron Tugnutt kicked it, but the shot deflected off defenseman Jamie Allison and into the net for Mogilny's 23rd goal.

Robert Reichel and defensemen Jyrki Lumme and Bryan McCabe also scored for Toronto, which ended a four-game home winless streak.

Schwab was solid in goal for the Leafs, especially in the second period, when he made spectacular saves on two breakaways.

Espen Knutsen had the lone tally for the Blue Jackets.

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